Immigration

Industry leaders urged to back quarantine lobbying News

Industry leaders urged to back quarantine lobbying

29 May 2020 by

The parent company of Travel Weekly and The Caterer has urged industry leaders to lobby the[...]

'Dreadful' immigration bill moves forward after gaining initial approval from MPs News

'Dreadful' immigration bill moves forward after gaining initial approval from MPs

19 May 2020 by

The government’s immigration bill, described as a potential “hammer-blow” for the hospitality industry, has gained initial[...]

‘Hammer blow’ immigration bill to return to Commons today News

‘Hammer blow’ immigration bill to return to Commons today

18 May 2020 by

The government’s immigration bill, described as a potential ‘hammer blow’ to the hospitality industry, is to[...]

UKHospitality spearheads launch of Hospitality and Tourism Action Group News

UKHospitality spearheads launch of Hospitality and Tourism Action Group

09 March 2020 by

Major trade associations from the hospitality and travel sector have joined forces to launch the Hospitality[...]

Oklava founders launch petition in response to immigration policy News

Oklava founders launch petition in response to immigration policy

21 February 2020

Oklava restaurant founders Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie have set up a petition in response to the UK government’s new immigration policy, which under the points system would class restaurant and bar staff as ‘unskilled’.

Immigration policy fears as data reveals 42% of workforce from EU on average salary of £18,400 News

Immigration policy fears as data reveals 42% of workforce from EU on average salary of £18,400

20 February 2020

Research showing that 42% of the hospitality workforce comes from the EU and earns an equivalent average full-time salary of £18,400 (£8.85 an hour) sets out the dramatic impact the government’s new immigration policy will have in the sector.

Immigration policy a 'hammer blow' that will see hospitality businesses close News

Immigration policy a 'hammer blow' that will see hospitality businesses close

19 February 2020 by

The hospitality industry’s future is hanging on a knife edge following the announcement that the immigration[...]

Low-skilled workers will be denied visas under new immigration plans News

Low-skilled workers will be denied visas under new immigration plans

19 February 2020 by

There will be no visas for workers who are considered low-skilled after Brexit under new immigration[...]

Migrant visa salary thresholds should fall but still prioritise skilled workers, committee recommends News

Migrant visa salary thresholds should fall but still prioritise skilled workers, committee recommends

28 January 2020 by

The salary threshold for migrants coming to work in the UK should be dropped by more[...]

Government renews commitment to business rates reform in Queen's Speech News

Government renews commitment to business rates reform in Queen's Speech

19 December 2019 by

The government has confirmed its commitment to a review of business rates in today’s Queen Speech,[...]

Wake-up call: do you know the new immigration laws around skilled chefs? Business

Wake-up call: do you know the new immigration laws around skilled chefs?

31 October 2019

The Shortage Occupation List can offer opportunities for skilled chefs and understaffed operators, but it’s important to be clued up on the relevant immigration laws. Chetal Patel explains the risks

Industry urges clarity on post-Brexit Immigration after pledge to end free movement in November News

Industry urges clarity on post-Brexit Immigration after pledge to end free movement in November

19 August 2019

Industry chiefs have called for clarity after government officials appeared to turn their back on Theresa May’s commitment to transition into a new immigration system.

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